In the third quarter of 2021, forecasting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) availability is still a major challenge. What exactly is causing these dynamic delays?
The supply chain is trying to keep up with this surge in consumer and PPE demand, while adapting to new circumstances and restrictions. The latest drama in the Suez Canal is a great example of this. With demand not looking to slow down anytime soon, a number of challenges have been created, impacting the availability and price of PPE.
Just as worldwide shortages of masks and disinfectant products have increased the prices of those products, single-use gloves, particularly nitrile, have become increasingly difficult and costly to come by during the pandemic. We discuss the mains reasons for the price increases.
As Coronavirus cases continue to rise globally, and the northern hemisphere stockpiles gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) prior to winter, glove supply continues to be a global issue. Established glove factories are working at absolute capacity to meet demand, and reporting record profits.